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Tuesday, April 5, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President postpones regular Tuesday evening reception one week because of inclement weather. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 5 April 1864, 2d ed., 2:1.

Dennis F. Hanks, relative and lifelong friend of Lincoln, thanks him for $50 check. Hanks to Lincoln, 5 April 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln, accompanied by Mrs. Lincoln, visits Grover's Theatre to hear Friedrich von Flotow's romantic comic opera Martha; or, The Fair of Richmond sung by the Arion Society with the Grand Orchestra from the Academy of Music, New York. Evening Star, 6 April 1864, 2d ed., 2:1.

Receives March salary warrant for $2,022.33. Pratt, Personal Finances, 183.

President Lincoln writes to Mrs. Horace (Mary) Mann, of Concord, Massachusetts. He acknowledges receipt of a petition signed by 195 "persons under eighteen, praying that I would free all slave children." Lincoln writes, "Please tell these little people I am very glad their young hearts are so full of just and generous sympathy, and that, while I have not the power to grant all they ask, I trust they will remember that God has, and that, as it seems, He wills to do it." Concord Massachusetts Children to Abraham Lincoln, April 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Horace Mann, 5 April 1864, CW, 7:287; Mary Mann to Abraham Lincoln, 20 April 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.